I’m probably telling you about markets you already know about, but when I was looking for cool markets to scope out for future stall-holdery-ness, I couldn’t find a list of the best ones for #stationeryaddicts like myself. So I thought I’d put together a definitive list for 2018 of my personal favourites.
If there is one missing that you love and think it deserves a spot here, please tell me all about it!
The markets I’m talking about below focus on creatives, artists, designers and makers from all walks of life. These are the people who live and breathe their passion and are showing up to share that with everyone.
So where do I start? Well ... what list wouldn’t be complete without starting at the Finder Keepers Markets.
The Finders Keepers Markets
Australia’s largest design market and features the work of independent makers from all over the country.
Held across Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne twice a year, the Finders Keepers markets offer a wonderful array of new and emerging talent for us to feast our eyes, and taste buds on.
* Sydney AW18 Markets at The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve on 4th - 6th May
* Brisbane AW18 Markets at the Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee on 22nd - 24th June
* Melbourne AW18 Markets at The Royal Exhibition Building on 13th -15th July
* Melbourne SS18 Markets at The Royal Exhibition Building on 19th - 21st October
* Brisbane SS18 Markets at the Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee on 9th - 11th November
* Sydney SS18 Markets at The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve on 30th November - 1st December
The Village Markets (Burleigh Heads, QLD)
More than a market, The Village Markets is a community of creative entrepreneurs, trading on the first and third Sunday of each month at Burleigh Heads State School 8.30am – 1pm.
The Big Design Market (Sydney & Melbourne)
The Big Design Market brings you the best of independent design for 3 huge days of Christmas shopping! Discover a stellar line-up of over 230 stallholders across homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, stationery, lifestyle products, tech accessories and gifts for kids.
The Big Design Market is a wonderland for Christmas shoppers, with thousands of distinctive, exclusive goods for sale. For those who place value on ethical production, sustainability, quality, originality and good design, this is a shopping event not to be missed.
>>> Melbourne The Big Design Market SS18 <<<, Royal Exhibition Building, 30 Nov–2 Dec 2018
>>> Sydney The Big Design Market SS18 <<<, Royal Hall of Industries, 7–9 Dec 2018
Brisbane Planners Market & Melbourne Planners Market
I will come across as biased, but I do always have a stall at the Brisbane Planners Market. It is an awesome collection of stallholders, varying from handmade stickers, custom notebooks and planners through to refined stationery (shucks!).
The people who attend these markets are kind and lovely people who are #stationeryaddicts & #planneraddicts
>>> Brisbane Planners Market <<<, Brisbane Adventist College Sunday 5th August 2018
>>> Melbourne Planners Market <<< The last one was held at Kensington Hall in Melbourne Date TBD
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. The market brings together over 180 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.
* Sunday 24th June 2018
* Sunday 16th September 2018
* Sunday 25th November 2018
Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall